DC B24-0026 | 2021-2022 | 24th Council


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-2)
Status: Introduced on January 15 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-03-29 - Public Hearing Held
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


As introduced, Bill 24-26 establishes a pilot program for Medicaid reimbursement of doula services, which includes emotional and physical support during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Among other things, It also requires the Department of Health to conduct a study of the feasibility of establishing a birthing center east of the river.

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Maternal Health Resources and Access Act of 2021



2021-03-29CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2021-03-29CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2021-03-12CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2021-03-09CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2021-02-26CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2021-02-23CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2021-01-29CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B24-0026 Published in the DC Register
2021-01-19CouncilReferred to Committee on Health
2021-01-15CouncilIntroduced in Office of the Secretary

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